(NewsUSA) - If you want to gain greater control over the things you do in your life, an illuminating place to begin is in understanding how your personal brain chemistry shapes those dynamics. Your brain is constantly seeking comfort. Whether it’s recovering from a stressful event that gets your adrenaline pumping or the slow drip-drip of low-lying stress, how you handle yourself boils down to how you’re hardwired, by what’s embedded in your inherited neurochemistry.
In OVERRIDE: Discover Your Brain Type, Why You Do What You Do, and How to Do It Better (Citadel Press), co-authors Clinical Psychologist Dr. Connell Cowan and Physician of Internal Medicine Dr. David Kipper note that while we are biologically and psychologically predisposed to perform these comfort-seeking behaviors, we can override them if we so choose. We can decline to perform our most self-sabotaging behaviors and even reduce — if not eliminate entirely — the desire and temptation to perform them in the first place.
Understanding your brain’s chemical tendencies, the authors say, explains how you set your stress relief in motion, and by understanding your tendencies, you’ll be able to make healthy life decisions for the better.
In exhilarating, illuminating, and frequently funny style, you’ll go from identifying your personal neurotype -- through an easy and accurate test -- to understanding your vulnerabilities, and break out of self-defeating patterns to make meaningful change with a science-based approach.
Your neurochemistry puts you into one of two tribes: Swords are coded to be particularly sensitive to stimulation, novelty, reward, and external expression, while the Shields of the world are coded to be more cautious, sensitive to avoiding harm and danger, and internalizing emotions. The coping styles we revert to under stress have evolved to help us survive, but they are also the root cause of our most destructive and stubborn behaviors.
OVERRIDE details a path to change that can start immediately and last a lifetime. Complete with easy-to-use strategies and exercises, here are engaging micro and macro insights into iconic human problems, backed up by the latest scientific research into why we are the way we are.
The authors come with topnotch credentials. Cowan co-wrote Smart Women/Foolish Choices, a runaway bestseller that spawned an entire genre of books dealing with male/female dilemmas. The book spent nearly a year on the New York Times bestseller list, sold millions of copies, has been published in 23 different languages, and was made into a hit musical. His second book, Women Men Love/Women Men Leave, also became a NYT bestseller.
Kipper has practiced internal medicine for over three decades. He has appeared as an expert commentator on all major networks, has produced numerous programs on health and health care, appeared on the Today Show, and contributes to the Huffington Post. Dr. Kipper is currently a co-host for ABC radio’s The Medical Show, a weekly national call-in show addressing all areas of medicine.
Combining groundbreaking research with inspiring and revelatory real-life stories of struggle and transformation, OVERRIDE will reveal the blueprint of your DNA and give you a practical, easy-to-grasp, yet revolutionary framework for achieving the life you really want. It is most definitely worth your time.
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